Discover a selection of 1,000 holiday home rentals in Southbank that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Stayz holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including parking and pool. Prices start at AU$ 132 per night, and flats & apartments and holiday houses are popular options for a stay in Southbank. Either way, you'll find holiday accommodation for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore Southbank with dog-friendly accommodation

The sophisticated Southbank area is one of the best places for pet-friendly accommodation in Melbourne. The cultured area boasts clubs, designer shops, breweries, theatres and al fresco dining near the river that make it perfect for a city outing. You'll find a stunning promenade along the riverbank to walk and take in the cityscape, which is a great way to get your dog out for some exercise. Many of the cafes and restaurants in Southbank allow pets, so you won't have to leave your dog at home to experience the city. You could also stroll the streets and alleyways to see beautiful murals and street art from up-and-coming artists, or venture into the rest of the city to visit the parks and attractions.

History

Historical sites near Southbank holiday homes

Southbank has undergone a lot of renovation recently, but there are still quite a few significant historical sites near your holiday accommodation. The National Gallery of Victoria dates back to the 19th century and still functions as a brilliant art gallery. You can also visit the Victoria Barracks, a Renaissance Revival-style structure that acted as the command centre for Australian forces during World War II. Several businesses operate it now but it’s still open to visitors. The Malthouse Theatre opened in the 1980s but the building itself dates back to the 1890s.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Southbank

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Southbank has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Albert Park Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Southbank

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Southbank is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Luna Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Alexandra Gardens (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Birrarung Marr Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Treasury Gardens (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Southbank

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 12.4 mi (20 km) away.

How to get around

Transport to Southbank holiday homes

Getting to Southbank is easy. You can get to holiday homes here from virtually anywhere in the world thanks to Melbourne’s own international airport. Whether you’re flying across the country or across oceans, Southbank is just a short trip from the airport by SkyBus or car hire. Several train lines also lead into Melbourne from surrounding communities that converge at Southern Cross Station. Flinders Street Station is the closest to Southbank, however, so head there for the shortest walk. An underground rail system provides transportation through the city itself, though most Southbank locations are walkable from your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family-friendly fun near Southbank holiday homes

Southbank offers many family-friendly attractions so don’t hesitate to bring the whole family to local holiday homes. You can visit Galactic Circus to enjoy a spot of bowling along with laser tag and arcade games. This location is open 7 days a week as well, so you and your family can enjoy this indoor interactive theme park at any time. For more adrenaline-fueled fun you can try Rap Jumping, which is essentially abseiling down the side of a building. The minimum age requirement is 7, so kids and adults alike can conquer their fear of heights with the help of trained instructors. Southbank is also home to Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, where your kids can see a wide variety of creatures including sharks and stingrays along with a 360-degree oceanarium area.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Southbank?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,225 holiday rentals around Southbank. From 949 flats & apartments to 230 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Southbank is on Stayz.